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By hannah1612 | Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 10:45

Golborne Parkside Sports and Community Club, on Rivington Avenue, has unveiled an exciting new look, including an impressive rugby themed mural, thanks to a generous paint donation from the Dulux Let's Colour Project.

The mural was painted by Stephen Waterworth, an artistic volunteer, and depicts professional rugby player Danny Tickle who started his Rugby League career at the club. Danny's face is painted in black, his smiling features silhouetted against a background of the pitch at the sports club – painted in green and blue. 

Danny recently made a personal visit to the club to see the mural for himself and sign it, which caused excitement in the local community. 

Golborne Parkside Sports and Community Club has been open for seven years, and offers a range of sport clubs including rugby, football and bowling to members of the local community, corporate clients and other social groups.  

Staff were looking to create a more welcoming atmosphere at the club, and thought that bright colours and an engaging mural were the best way to encourage people to make the most of the facilities on offer. 

The lounge, entrance and hallways were also painted in gold and silver to add a distinctive touch. A range of volunteers helped out, including people representing the different sports played at the club, and mums of the under 10s team helped to paint the Youth Zone. 

The paint for the club and the mural was kindly donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Leigh, as part of the Let's Colour mission to add colour to people's lives, after Greg Wilde, chairman of the events committee, nominated the project online.

Greg said: "We're really pleased that the club looks more welcoming and our mural is already getting loads of attention. Having Danny on our walls is really inspiring to the people who come here to play sports every day – after all, he started off here and is now a very successful professional player.  

"The mural has generated lots of interest within our community, so this should encourage more people to come down and get active together."

Julie Coffey, supervisor at Dulux Decorator Centres on Meadowcroft Way, said: "Sport is a good way of bringing people together and keeping them healthy, so we're really glad that we've helped the Golborne Parkside Sports and Community Club in its transformation. I wouldn't be surprised if some local people visit just to see the mural, because it really is fantastic."

To find out further information on the Let's Colour Project, or to apply, visit



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